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April 20, 1925 - January 3, 2024

Burial Date January 11, 2024

A funeral service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 11, 2024, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest privately with her husband at Lakeside Cemetery in Decatur, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to Park Village Pines or Centrica Care Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 98, went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2024. She was born in Decatur, MI, on April 20, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Ida (Comly) Fitch. On April 11, 1947, she married the love of her life Cornelius TenCate who preceded her in passing in 1996. She was also preceded in passing by her sisters, Maxine Vliek and Mildred Niedlinger . Margaret was a woman of faith whose character and values were based on the love of Jesus. She was a lifelong member of Westwood Church of God where she was involved in the choir, youth groups, and several other programs. Peaceful and reserved, she enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved working in her rose garden, hosting holidays and cheering for her grandchildren at their many events. Her greatest joy in life came from raising her three children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margaret’s kind smile, warmth and love will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her children, Daniel (Robyn) TenCate, Timothy (Beverly) TenCate, Kathy (Douglas) Reenders; grandchildren, Timothy M. (Marisa) TenCate, Christopher (Hannah) TenCate, Benjamin (Emily) Reenders, Steven (Hannah) Reenders, Lauren Reenders; great-grandchildren, Alaina, Elizabeth, Joanna, Caroline, Charlotte TenCate and Owen Reenders; nieces, nephews and friends.